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Things To Come


Published 1936


A story of 100 years: a decades-long second world war leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and tries space travel. - IMDB Description


Run time 92 minutes 51 seconds
Producer London Film Productions
Sponsor Movie Powder
Audio/Visual sound, B & W
Contact Information Movie Powder - Free Online Movies www.moviepowder.com

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Reviewer: Aman Lingar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2016
Subject: Love to the uploader
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Reviewer: Kevin VandeWettering - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 31, 2015
Subject: Not public domain
I got a DMCA takedown on this. It was legit.
Reviewer: dahszil - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2014
Subject: One of the greatest films ever made
Bigmalc you said it all. Your review I cannot come close too. You described and showed how important this movie is, as a warning to the world about how progress can become utter madness and turn into regress. Those who don't shape progress with the utmost care, but are blind believers in progress, lead us into misery on earth. Right at the start Raymond Massey says it all : "if we don't end war, war will end us"
Reviewer: Bigmalc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 22, 2010
Subject: Things that came
This was made three years before the WW2 actually broke out, but with the rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe and the Soviet Union, it must have seemed only a matter of time before the War would come. The first part of the film plays on the fears of the anticipated Weapons of Mass Destruction, (carpet bombing, poison gas), and the scenes of panic in London (Everytown) as the bombing begins are convincing and must have been quite disturbing. The film suggests a decades long war and a military stalemate while the civil population is reduced to a primeval existence, and disease "wandering sickness" decimates the population further. With no medicines available, the only thing to do for infected persons is to shoot them (they have turned into zombies???). The Middle part of the film shows Everytown ruled by a Warlord who wears a bear skin (an ironic symbol of a near barbarian culture). The original purpose of the War forgotten, the only concern is to obtain fuel to keep the planes flying. Then one day a new plane is spotted, it lands, and the pilot requests to be taken to the leader... He is from a confederation of Mediterranean states which have stayed out of the war and built a new civilization....The last part of the film is set in a futuristic city and a new goal is set, to send Man into space. A conflict arises between factions which support the space program and those who believe that "progress" has gone far enough. The message of the film is clear, a future of prosperity and technological advancement can be reached, but what is the cost? Will Mankind set aside conflicts to achieve this goal? Considering it was 1936, this was well filmed and fascinating to watch, although continuity was a bit uneven and the acting was not always first rate. Also a mention to Arthur Bliss for a good music score. (I downloaded the DivX file and transferred it to a USB stick which plugs into my DVD player. The picture quality was fine).
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